6, March 2020

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO10246
Open Date: 06/03/2020
Closing Date: 17/04/2020 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 20.164.01
Prog. Ref.: CTP – General
Budget Ref.: E/0401-01B – CTP – General
Tender Type: C
Price Range: 100-200 KEURO
Products: Satellites & Probes / Payloads / Instruments / Other Instruments / Gradiometers, Plasma detectors, ¿
Technology Domains: Materials and Processes / Cleanliness and Sterilisation / Control of Molecular Contamination / Optoelectronics / Laser Technologies / Laser Sources
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Science
Department: Future Missions Department
Contract Officer: Girard, Geneviève
Industrial Policy Measure: C3 – Activities restricted to SMEs & R&D organisations, prefe…
Last Update Date: 06/03/2020
Update Reason: Tender issue

The main objective of the proposed activity is to assess the impact of molecular contamination on a surface, exposed to short and long term CW laser irradiation at 1064nm, specifically as it pertains to the following parameters:-wavefront deformation,-transmission of optical component,-depolarisation (which will be dependent on contamination species)-cosmetic aspect of coating/surface before and after irradiation.Additionally if the impact of molecular contamination is confirmed to be a potential issue for the mission, a design of a portable, in-situ verification system will be proposed.Procurement Policy: C(3) = Activity restricted to SMEs RD Entities. For additional information please go to EMITS news “Industrial Policy measures for non-primes, SMEs and RD entities in ESA programmes”.

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